Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Message to a Son

"Black people do have power; just that we lack vision. No matter what you heard about former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, he used to force White city contractors to hire Black workers and invest in our hoods if they wanted their bids secured...And no, you're not crazy. Just overstressed from having so few job options, an education that works against you, a society that marginalizes you, a country that under-educates but over-incarcerates young Black males, and the fact that we don't look out for one another in the same systematic way other groups do." (Excerpt from my latest project Message to a Youngblood).

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